Want to take your kitchen cabinets up a few notches? These simple add-ons can increase the functionality of your kitchen, as well as make your kitchen fit your personality and needs even better than before. Here's what to consider.
1. Tablet Holder
Let's face it. Half of the recipes you cook are from Pinterest, Food.com or Tasty, right? Rather than cluttering your counter with a laptop or repeatedly unlocking your phone to get back to the ingredients list, install a tablet holder under your kitchen cabinet. You'll keep your counter space open while keeping all your favorite recipes at your fingertips. These iPad and tablet stands are designed specifically for working in the kitchen, so they'll work seamlessly with your work flow, no matter what that looks like for you.
2. Under-Cabinet Lighting
Lighting strips under your cabinets work wonders to efficiently illuminate your work area, make your lighting more energy-efficient, and make your kitchen feel a little more like an ad from a design magazine. Strips of warm LED lighting are easy to install and won't be a huge drain on your electric bill. Plus, once they're up, you'll never end up chopping and prepping in the shadows again!
3. Knife Blocks
By installing a knife block just below your kitchen cabinets or even on the backsplash, you'll keep more clutter off your counter while still having all your most frequently used knives within easy reach. This is a must if you have small children too. A permanently-mounted block under your cabinets ensures that little hands won't be able to reach.
4. Stemware Racks
For wine aficionados, stemware racks strategically mounted below cabinets keep wine glasses at your fingertips while clearing up valuable cabinet space. They can be beautiful, too, and add a touch of sophistication to the space you already love.
5. Power Strips
Tuck a power strip or extra outlets up under your cabinets, and suddenly plugging in the immersion blender, waffle iron and ice cream maker is a little bit easier. By installing power strips this way, you'll keep a tangle of cords off your countertop or backsplash and ensure that you always have the outlets you need, even for more elaborate preparation processes. If you're planning to have a complete custom cabinet install, ask about having outlets installed in various work spaces under cabinets throughout your kitchen, so you have the versatility to move things around at will.
For more ideas or inspiration, feel free to check our gallery of kitchen projects, and never hesitate to ask about features we don't specifically mention. At Kitchen Tune-Up, we would love to work with you to make the kitchen of your dreams a reality. Contact us today to find out more, and check out our other blog posts for more kitchen update ideas!